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Lawn Experts Help! How to get rid of this weed?

Discussion in 'Fertilizers, Pesticides and Diseases' started by aheflin001, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. aheflin001

    aheflin001 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    New home owner here and I have been searching the internet to figure out what weed this is and how to get rid of this. Can anyone tell me what this weed is and what is the best way to get rid of it?

    I know there is another weed that closes it's leaves when touched and bears purplish round flowers. This is NOT that! The leaves may appear closed because I plucked them out of the lawn. These are spreading rapidly from one corner of my lawn to other.

    I am in South texas if that helps. All the pictures I saw in internet are hard to distinguish probably because I am a newbie.
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  2. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,861

    Reach down and pull it out
    hort101 and Wye Oak Tree like this.
  3. aheflin001

    aheflin001 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    That is what I have been doing for 2 weeks! Too many that will not work.
  4. Wye Oak Tree

    Wye Oak Tree LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,369

    hort101 likes this.
  5. Marine03112

    Marine03112 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,333

    Did you try 24d?
  6. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    In Connecticut. Looks to me like Crown Vetch. Do the leaves sorta feel sticky? Hard to kill by just pulling it. Gotta get the root, so trace the plant down to the base. Spraying it works too. Any broad leaf weed killer or round up should do the job.

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